Where Do You Want to Find Job Seekers?

Kelly Dingee Job Seeker Advice, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Social Networking, Sourcing, Uncategorized

Recruiters and sourcers are panicked about the changes on LinkedIn.  It started with limiting free access to candidates and now there are rumors of recruiters ending up in LinkedIn jail for using Google Chrome extensions to ferret out contact information. The site, smartly in many ways, continues to find alternatives for monetization, and typically that monetization is seen as a …

A Better Way to Track Your Source Effectiveness

Patrick Ward Patrick Ward, Sourcing

Candidate sources. Job boards. Postings. Just a few words that can evoke a range of emotions and reactions across your talent acquisition team. With the recent acquisitions of major job boards and Google’s entry into the job posting space, these platforms are at the top of mind in the HR space right now. As a talent acquisition professional or leader, one of the …

It’s Been 20 Years…Where Is Online Sourcing Now?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

It’s interesting as a working mother when pivotal career moments time with my children.  My middle child was the impetus for my career in sourcing.  I had been testing the water of online sourcing, digging into chat rooms, religiously using Online Career Center, and had some marked success in hiring Applications and Sales Engineers for my employer in the telecommunication …

5 Simple Strategies To Stop Sucking At Sourcing

Matt Charney Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Hiring Managers, HR & Marketing, HR Technology, Recruiting, Selection, Social Recruiting, Sourcing

Sourcing is one of those skill sets that you continue to use even after you leave recruiting–and just as relevant if your new job, like mine, involves generating marketing-qualified leads. I’ve used dozens of Chrome extensions, CRM and ATS plug-ins, and I’ve experimented with pretty much every social network or search engine over the past decade or so. At the …

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VIDEO: SmashUps with Carmen Hudson – Drawing Lines Between Sourcing & Recruiting

Tim Sackett Smashfly, Sourcing, Tim Sackett

Welcome to SmashUps, brought to you by the recruitment marketing pros at Smashfly! Each month, our host, Tim Sackett, will chat with a featured guest on ways you can better attract candidates and actually convert them into job applicants. Novel thoughts, right? This month on SmashUps, Tim talks to Carmen Hudson, co-founder of Talent42, a technical recruiting conference, and a principal at Recruiting Toolbox, a …

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How Should We Break Up Sourcing and Recruiting?

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Smashfly, Sourcing, Tim Sackett

We suck as talent acquisition leaders. We suck because we don’t share with each other all of our failures! One of the biggest TA failures over the past decade has been this concept of how to break up Sourcing and Recruiting. It’s still one of the hottest topics in recruiting process! Yes, we definitely need sourcing! Now more than ever. …

You source? You recruit? You should listen to THIS podcast.

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Podcast, Sourcing

This is my new favorite podcast….AirSource. Featuring the one and only Katharine Robinson, a legendary sourcer, trainer and of course notable SourceCon Grandmaster. Killing it with a British accent and an NPR-like (think BBC Hour) delivery, Katharine’s new podcast brings to light the new and notable regarding sourcing and the tools used. Light, yet knowledgeable, AirSource provides tips like saving your …

New School Podcast: Kerri Mills from Indeed on Getting Candidates to Respond To You

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Udacity

On the latest edition of The New School Podcast: Have trouble getting candidates to respond to you? Maybe it’s time to rethink your approach. On this episode of The New School Podcast, sponsored by Udacity, host Tim Sackett and guest Kerri Mills, an executive sourcer with Indeed, cook up their secret sauce recipe for raising the response rate bar. (email …

See How Real IT Pros Respond to Actual Recruiter Emails

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR, Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized

One of the hottest debates amongst Recruiters in both corporate and agency is what email communication is the best to send to a candidate to get a positive response. When this topic was recently addressed in a Facebook group, recruiters lost their minds! As soon as someone posts an email that works for them, the group would tear them apart …

The Gig Economy and Sourcers

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Sourcing

So much of what we read these days about the gig economy is Uber-specific. Truly Uber specific. There’s this perception that Gig is synonymous with the Millennial generation.  That it accommodates their need for flexibility and freedom. And also, the current interpretation simplifies the gig workforce, puts it in a nice box of people looking to be drivers or daycare …